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Mohsen Chaaban

About this Interview

Mohsen Chaaban was interviewed by AAST 3151/HIST 3672 student, Cassandra Gorges, in early-2022. At the time of the interview, Chaaban was in his junior year at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, studying computer science. Though he was born in the United States, Chaaban spent part of his childhood in Beirut, Lebanon. In this interview, he shares memories of life in Lebanon and his thoughts on how his lifestyle differed in each country.

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For Further Reading

Bădescu, Gruia. "Traces of Empire: Architectural Heritage, Imperial Memory and Post-War Reconstruction in Sarajevo and Beirut." History and Anthropology 30, no. 4 (2019): 366-38. Link.

Monroe, Kristin V. "Circulation, Modernity, and Urban Space in 1960s Beirut." History and Anthropology 28, no. 2 (2017): 188-210. Link.

Nagle, John. "‘Where the State Freaks Out’: Gentrification, Queerspaces and Activism in Postwar Beirut." Urban Studies (Edinburgh, Scotland) 59, no. 5 (2022; 2021;): 956-973. Link.

Sakr-Tierney, Julia. "Real Estate, Banking and War: The Construction and Reconstructions of Beirut." Cities 69, (2017): 73-78. Link.

Valsamos, G., M. Larcher, and F. Casadei. "Beirut Explosion 2020: A Case Study for a Large-Scale Urban Blast Simulation." Safety Science 137, (2021): 105-190. Link.